About Gozo

The Island of Gozo

The Maltese Islands are situated in the centre of the Mediterranean - 93 km south of Italy and 290 km north of North Africa. Gozo lies about 5 km in the North West of Malta and the distance between Ċirkewwa in Malta and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo, involves a 25 minute ferry crossing. It therefore enjoys warm summers and mild winters and this makes it the ideal holiday destination at any time of the year.

In comparison with mainland Malta, one finds a more varied geology and larger relief contrasts, with typical flat-topped hills. Over 31000 people inhabit the island and this amounts to one-twelfth of the overall population of Malta. When compared to the overall area of the Maltese Islands, Gozo covers approximately one-third of that area. This means that the island of Gozo is not overpopulated, and therefore greener and quite more peaceful.

Transport in Gozo

Transport is provided by a fair service of buses from Mgarr to Victoria and vice-versa and from Victoria to all towns and villages in Gozo. The main bus terminus is situated in Victoria and route numbers are on the front of the buses. Taxi stands are found in Victoria and Mgarr. One can also go around in hired cars, motorbikes and bicycles. In Gozo as in Malta and Britain, vehicle traffic travels on the left-hand side of the road. The relatively short travel distances make trekking and hiking in Gozo a worthwhile venture.

Gozo Climate

The climate is typically Mediterranean. It is generally mild in winter save for the first four to six weeks of the year when it is normally a bit cool, wet and sometimes unpredictable. The average temperature for winter is 16 degrees Celsius and it covers the period between December and March. Summer is rather long, dry and sunny, with August being the warmest month. The average temperature for summer is 25 degrees Celsius and it covers the period between April and November.

Gozo Beaches:

  • Ramla
  • Xwejni Bay
  • Marsalforn
  • Mgarr ix-Xini
  • Xlendi
  • Dahlet Qorrot
  • Dwejra
  • San Blas
  • Hondoq ir-Rummien
  • Ix-Xatt l-Ahmar

Museums & Archaeological Sites:

  • Museum of Achaeology
  • Gran Castello Historic House
  • Natural Science
  • Old Prisons
  • L-Imrejzbiet
  • Gozo 360
  • Ta' Kola Windmill
  • Museum of Toys
  • Maritime Museum
  • San Dimitri
  • Gharb Folklore Museum
  • Ggantija Temples
  • Ta' Ghejzu Cave
  • The Xaghra Circle
  • Dawwara Standing Stone
  • Santa Verna Temple
  • Borg l-Imramma Temple
  • Ta' Marziena Temple
  • Tal-Qieghan
  • Gozo Nature Museum
  • The North Cave
  • Ghar il-Mixta
  • Gebla ta' Sansuna
  • Qala Standing Stone
  • In-Nuffara
  • Ta' Cenc Tombs
  • Wardija Nymphaeum
  • Roman Domus at Ramla